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1/24/12 2:49 P


Without knowing what weight of kettlebells you are using it is difficult to respond intelligently. Using challenging weight kettlebell (s) you should get a through workout in that time period. Since the research ranks strength training ahead of cardio in effectiveness I have my clients do strength workouts three times a week but with a class you are restricted to when it is scheduled.

If you go to you can research kettlebell training and the recommended weights for women to use.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs

Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

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1/24/12 2:25 P

You could probably do strength every day as long as you were working different parts of your body. You can do core work daily - give yourself off a day a week, of course. I do my bootcamp Monday, Wednesday, Friday. It is interval training. I do hot yoga once or twice per week. Plus I run three - four days per week. I go by how I feel. I give myself off one day per week. Sometimes two if I feel like I need it. Listen to your body.


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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/24/12 2:19 P

I think it depends on what your goals for your body are. I am trying to build muscles and be ripped so I lift weights as hard as I can. I was told I do to much cardio to build real muscles so I slacked off on that and don't do as much. So what are your goals for your self or your body? What do you want your body to look like?

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1/24/12 11:42 A

I'd focus less on the specific amount of time you're spending and more on how you feel. During your class, are you working your muscles to fatigue? Do you feel like the last repetition you do in each set of exercises is the last one you can do in proper form? If it's not, the consider adding more weight, or consider trying a different class that challenges you more.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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1/24/12 11:15 A

No ideas for adding more, but I wouldn't say what you're doing right now is too much at all.

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1/24/12 11:03 A

So yesterday I tried to come up with a plan that I could follow that allowed me to do more strength training. I posted a blog but everyone pretty much told me I was doing too much. SO I am stuck. I take a kettlebell class twice a week for 30 mins after warm up and stretching at the end the main part using the kettlebells is between 20-23 mins. I dont feel that 20-23 mins 2x a week is sufficient enough. But I dont know what/how to incorporate more so that I get better results. Im trying to loose weight and tone. I try to do cardio 5x a week which i do a fair job at accomplishing. My kettlebell class is T/Th and I take a Tai Chi class Saturday morning. I dont want to over due it but at the same time i feel I should be doing more. Can someone help please!! Thanks!

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